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Wise Confucius Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Confucius.

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

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Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius


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They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
- Confucius

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

 

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
- Confucius

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
- Confucius

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Unsolicited Advice Is Always Meddling.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill


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